asthma asthma  /ˈæz mə/


  • (n) respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin



  1. Even elite athletes find it tough to work out; a new study shows that a surprising number of them suffer from exercise-induced asthma.
  2. A study suggests that as many as 1 in 3 asthma patients in Canada have been misdiagnosed.
  3. When present with other common causes of asthma, such as environmental allergens and pollution, a parent's level of stress may play a key role in a child's vulnerability to disease.


  1. Linkage: Asthma Afflicts Brownstone Brooklyn; Astoria's Gentrification

    · Guess what? Citi Bikes can also serve as a free alternative to spin class! · Asthma afflicts much of oh-so-trendy Brownstone Brooklyn · This penthouse has an outdoor shower, but it's in the LES's Hell Square · That...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

  2. The First Real Cure in the $25 billion Asthma Market?

    The First Real Cure in the $25 billion Asthma Market?        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Research and Markets: EpiCast Report: Asthma - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "EpiCast Report: Asthma - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022" r
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "I've had asthma for a few months now and I felt very bad in New York at the end of the [US Open], so Beijing, I was really concerned about that," Henin said Monday at the Sony Ericsson Championships. "I was pretty disappointed because I...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Justine Henin Source: ESPN

  2. "I was hurting," Briggs said. "And he was running. He kept running. I proved that someone with asthma can become heavyweight champion twice. For two weeks I couldn't train. I was taking all kinds of antibiotics. I didn't want to fight but...
    on Jun 3, 2007 By: Shannon Briggs Source:

  3. "We have the opportunity to insure those who have been uninsured with pre-existing conditions such as asthma, diabetes, cancer and heart disease," said state Sen. Elaine Alquist, D-Santa Clara, who carried one of two bills to set up the new pool.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Elaine Alquist Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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